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By Sloane Brown | December 8, 2002
Cool. The perfect word for the 13th annual "Festival of Trees Preview Breakfast." The 1,100 guests had to deal with frigid temperatures outside as they hurried to the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Once inside, guests were greeted by Christmas trees decorated in a Hairspray theme, honoring the 1987 movie by Baltimore filmmaker John Waters, and the current Broadway musical hit based on the film. Cool. Oh. And let's not forget super-cool hostess Lainy Lebow-Sachs, dressed in a white beehive wig and poufy, pink satin dress.
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Erica L. Green | February 20, 2013
Former State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick has joined the staff of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a renowned special education and research institution, where she will lead a new Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education.  The Institute announced this week that Grasmick, who started her career teaching deaf children at William S. Baer School in Baltimore, will serve as the director of the newly formed center which they said...
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | October 9, 1992
The Kennedy Krieger Institute, which annually serves more than 8,000 children with developmental disabilities, is planning a $4 million expansion of its headquarters at 707 N. Broadway in East Baltimore.The plans were unveiled one day before today's dedication ceremonies for the institute's $8.5 million school in Washington Hill for children with physical and learning disabilities.Representatives for the institute yesterday showed Baltimore's Design Advisory Panel plans that call for a seven-story addition containing office and conference space for the organization's growing staff.
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By Joe Burris | joseph.burris@baltsun.com | April 1, 2010
The basketball players settle into drills with the precision and fluidity of a vintage squad - despite the fact that many of them cannot move their bodies from the waist down. Thanks in part to Gerry Herman, they're a wheelchair team to be reckoned with - and among the favorites in April's national championship tournament. For more than 20 years, he and wife Gwena have been co-directors of the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Physically Challenged Sports and Recreation Program, making track stars out of youngsters who can't walk, basketball players out of those who can't jump, and confident striders of those whose sudden falls make the able-bodied gasp.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun Staff Writer | September 24, 1994
Once a skeptic, Dr. Hugo W. Moser of the Kennedy Krieger Institute has recommended that all children predisposed to a deadly neurological illness take Lorenzo's oil, a treatment found by desperate parents hoping to save their ailing son.He said the oil, made famous by the 1992 movie of the same name, should be taken by boys who carry blood factors that place them at risk for adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) but have not yet developed symptoms.Preliminary data suggest that the treatment is safe and may be capable of delaying or preventing the onset of symptoms, Dr. Moser said.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,ed.gunts@baltsun.com | May 20, 2009
The entrance is marked by a block-long garden with outdoor "rooms" and a circular labyrinth where therapists can work with patients learning to use a wheelchair or walk with a cane. The main lobby features a mini-aquarium and lounge where teens can shoot pool or play Wii games. The top floor is a light-filled aquatic center containing swimming pools with underwater treadmills and hydraulic lifts. These are a few of the features of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, a $35 million, state of the art outpatient center that the Kennedy Krieger Institute is opening this spring as part of an effort to improve and expand services to children and young adults with developmental disabilities and spinal cord injuries.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2001
The Johns Hopkins University, Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of Maryland filed court briefs yesterday asking the state's highest court to reconsider an Aug. 16 ruling that imposed restrictions on medical research involving children. The universities warned that the Maryland Court of Appeals ban on enrolling minors in nontherapeutic studies that involve risk to the subjects would "cripple the pursuit of critical medical and public health research," according to a statement released by the parties.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2004
Joe Knott, Elements of Christmas and Halloween merged yesterday at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Instead of Santa Claus, hundreds of motorcyclists clad in black leather chaps and helmets thundered up the drive of the institute's Greenspring campus yesterday to deliver holiday toys to children there. Several firefighters, a couple of dinosaurs, a pair of glam rockers and Superman - children in their Halloween costumes - met the bikers. Riders on more than 150 motorcycles set off on a chilly, rainy morning from the Harley-Davidson store on Pulaski Highway in Rossville as part of the sixth annual Motorcycle Toy Ride.
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By Jolan Baucum and Jolan Baucum,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 20, 1997
Most people find themselves getting anxious as the holiday season approaches. Before anyone notices that the time has gone by, it is time to plan family visits, to organize extravagant meals and to make travel arrangements. Along with these, each family has certain rituals and attends events that make the holidays complete.Now in its eighth season, the Baltimore area's Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Kennedy Krieger Institute, is quickly becoming one such event.The festival begins Wednesday at the Timonium Fairgrounds' Cow Palace.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1999
Judy Woodruff, the senior CNN correspondent, and Al Hunt, executive Washington editor for the Wall Street Journal, didn't know what to expect the summer day in 1998 when they brought their eldest son to Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. "We were so scared," Hunt recalled.Jeff, then 16, was semi-comatose, the result of a routine surgery gone awry. He couldn't walk, talk or eat, even blink his eyes; most of the day, he slept. Oddly, the therapist who arrived in his room within the first hour didn't seem to notice.
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January 25, 2010
Sometimes the appearance of a birthmark catches a new parent by surprise. Physicians are often quick to offer reassurance that most birthmarks are harmless, and many will shrink or disappear over time. Although that's true, a birthmark can also be the key to early identification of a rare disorder called Sturge-Weber Syndrome. Dr. Anne Comi, director of the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute, tells us how to determine when a birthmark might be a sign of something more.
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September 21, 2009
Caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, a traumatic brain injury can range from mild (known as a concussion) to severe, and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Signs and symptoms of a brain injury can show up right after the injury or take several hours or days to appear. Although most people get better over time, it is important to know when and how to seek help. Dr. Beth Slomine of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute offers advice about head injuries: * Simple precautions can help you reduce the chances of having a traumatic brain injury.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | September 3, 2009
Sitting in her car Tuesday night outside the Kennedy Krieger Institute as police investigated a shooting, Ana Matheus held up what may have spared her from serious injury: her Vera Bradley handbag. She reached in and pulled out her pocketbook. Inside was a checkbook, a credit card and a $20 bill - all pierced by a bullet that narrowly missed striking her as she left work at Kennedy Krieger. Matheus was not harmed, but a female co-worker was wounded when one of the stray bullets struck her in the hand about 6:30 p.m. Matheus said the woman was walking just a foot in front of her when the shots rang out. With the errant bullet piercing the bag that was slung over her shoulder, Mathus was inches away from being wounded herself.
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July 6, 2009
With summer in full swing and many families headed to the pool and beach, we're reminded that diving accidents are a common cause of spinal cord injuries. Males between the ages of 15 and 25 are the most common victims of diving injuries, 90 percent of which result in paralysis. Dr. Cristina Sadowsky of the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute offers ways to prevent diving injuries with five things to keep in mind before you dive in and cool off this summer.
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,kelly.brewington@baltsun.com | May 23, 2009
CLARIFICATION A recent story about a therapy garden at the Kennedy Krieger Institute did not note the project's landscape architect, Mahan Rykiel Associates. The lush lawn, vibrant fuchsia roses and gentle sound of a cascading fountain create an oasis on an otherwise dingy East Baltimore corner. It's a brilliant spring day, and the grass is blanketed with giggling children. In one corner, cheers erupt from a group who set up bowling pins and a ball. Nearby, a toddler in a walker navigates a curved walkway, mischievously dipping her hands into a fountain's cool waters.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,ed.gunts@baltsun.com | May 20, 2009
The entrance is marked by a block-long garden with outdoor "rooms" and a circular labyrinth where therapists can work with patients learning to use a wheelchair or walk with a cane. The main lobby features a mini-aquarium and lounge where teens can shoot pool or play Wii games. The top floor is a light-filled aquatic center containing swimming pools with underwater treadmills and hydraulic lifts. These are a few of the features of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, a $35 million, state of the art outpatient center that the Kennedy Krieger Institute is opening this spring as part of an effort to improve and expand services to children and young adults with developmental disabilities and spinal cord injuries.
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October 3, 2008
EVA GINSBERG BROWN BLUM, 92, died on September 27, after a brief illness. Beloved mother of David Brown, MD, and Judith Brown Long, mother-in-law of Thomas Long, and grandmother of Matthew Brown and Coby Brown, she will be deeply missed. Eva grew up in Baltimore, MD, the youngest of seven children. She married Leon Brown in 1938, and they enjoyed their family and community in Baltimore, where Eva was active volunteering with the True Sisters service club in its programs for aphasic and deaf children.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Sun | August 10, 2008
Dr. Cristina Sadowsky thought she had already received birthday presents - a gorgeous dress and shoes - from her fiance, Kennedy Krieger Institute's Dr. John McDonald. She wore them during her birthday dinner at Kali's Court. While the 44-year-old rehab physician is the first to admit she loves fashion, the Canton resident says she's not great when it comes to accessorizing. How fortunate that McDonald surprised her at the end of dinner with some adornment she adores: a 4-month-old pug. Age: 44 Residence: Canton Job: Director of the Restoration Paralysis Clinic at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital Self-described style : "Eclectic, feminine" The look: Chartreuse, brown, tan and cream geometric-print silk dress by Michael Kors.
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